Churchill and the Admirals

B2004

This is an insider’s account of the critical relationships between Churchill and his naval commanders. It is a unique and very valuable insight into the command of British naval forces through WWII. This is one of those books that no naval enthusiast can afford to be without and it also provides very valuable insight into politics and the way in which the political and military arms of the State can work together to achieve the political goals.

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NAME: Churchill and the Admirals
DATE: 200814
FILE: R2004
AUTHOR: Stephen Roskill
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: soft back
PAGES: 351
PRICE: £14.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWII, World War Two, Second World War, battleships, battle cruisers, heavy cruisers, aircraft carriers, naval architecture, naval tactics, armoured ships, shore bombardment, Mediterranean, Suez Canal, North Africa, Malta, Greece, Crete, Battle of Calabria, Taranto, FAA, Swordfish, Battle of Matapan, Battle of the Atlantic, Pacific Fleet, Singapore, Indian Ocean, convoys, amphibious landings, naval aviation, politics
ISBN: 1-47382-112-6
IMAGE: B2004.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: This is an insider’s account of the critical relationships between Churchill and his naval commanders. It is a unique and very valuable insight into the command of British naval forces through WWII. This is one of those books that no naval enthusiast can afford to be without and it also provides very valuable insight into politics and the way in which the political and military arms of the State can work together to achieve the political goals.

The author captained the battleship HMS Warspite in the beginning of WWII, before being attached to the Naval Staff. After further sea service, he became Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence. He wrote the Official History of the Royal Navy in World War Two, in four volumes. From this experience, he knew Churchill and most of the RN officers about whom he wrote. The result is a fascinating insight into the command of the Royal Navy through WWII and the character and contributions made by Churchill.

This book can be considered original source material because the author is not only a highly experience naval historian but part of the account he gives in this book. The style may be involving and easy even for someone without prior knowledge to follow and absorb, but it is the professional insights that make this one of those foundation works held in professional naval libraries. The price is amazingly low for this type of book and this makes it a book that newcomers to the subject can afford.

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